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Samuel Smith's India Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,581 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,581
Reviews: 865
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 19
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Like a normal pale but darker and possibly a tad bit murkier. Not much of a head the way I poured into the glass.

S: Not much here; although I'm not the best judge of aroma of beers. If anything, I get woody notes and some bitterness.

T: Awesome! After tasting Coopers Sparkling Ale I was looking for a beer in similar style and this exceeded my expectations. I love the English-style pale ale more than the American and this is the prime example of why. Earthy tones, bitterness from the hops, nice caramel malt backbone, breadiness, and yeast.

M: Thicker than expected. Medium I'd say with a good creaminess. Kind of yeasty. Very tasty.

O: This is what makes a good English style pale ale. Nice and crispy, yet full of flavors. The English touch (the breadiness and toffee-like character) makes this beer a winner not only in style but in craft.

titty_mcbitty, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, deep gold color with frothy, rich, creamy head; an abundance of rapidly rising, small bubble carbonation. Bready malt and musty grass aroma. Bread crust flavor with a bitter wrapper and a mild apricot fruitiness; caramel. Medium body; dry finish.

A solid, robust English-styled IPA. Soda cracker and bread stick maltiness over a big, smooth hop bitterness. Very pleasing, very satisfying...

beergoot, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Chris_S, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Decent beer. Went to the Great British Beer Festival in London 2014 and was disappointed with everything there. Wished this was poured there! Not the usual IPA I'm used to on the west coast; it's a good change.

Heavy feel to it. Very malty.

Medium orangey color. Poured from 550ml bottle to glass.

8BaconBits, Oct 11, 2014
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Samuel Smith's India Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
82 out of 100 based on 1,581 ratings.